Arkansas hatcheries set 22.6 million broiler-type eggs during the week ending October 5, 2019, down 3 percent from the comparable week in 2018 and down 7 percent from the previous week.

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 219 million eggs in incubators during the week ending October 5, 2019, up 1 percent from a year ago.

Arkansas broiler-type chicks placed for meat production were 18.2 million during the week ending October 5, 2019, down 14 percent from the comparable week in 2018 and down 17 percent from the previous week. Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 179 million for meat production during the week ending October 5, 2019, up 5 percent from a year ago.

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